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Emergency Gas and Water Shutoff Tool

  • Use as a water and gas main shut-off key or opening meter covers
  • Rubber grip offers added padding and comfort
  • Great for use as a meter cover tool
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Product Details

This Orbit Emergency Gas and Water Shut-Off Tool can be utilized as a meter cover tool, water and gas main shut-off key or a pick for prying meter covers open. Featuring a rubberized grip for comfort, this tool is a versatile implement for sprinkler and irrigation systems.
  • Use as a meter cover tool, water and gas main shut-off key or a pick for prying meter covers open
  • Opens standard and texas meter covers
  • Shuts-off gas and water mains
  • Use as star wrench for water main cover
  • Rubberized comfort grip
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  • California residents


Dimensions: H 14.75 in, W 8.25 in, D 1 in


Product Depth (in.)1 inProduct Height (in.)14.75 in
Product Width (in.)8.25 in


Color FamilyYellows/GoldsIrrigation System ComponentIrrigation Tool
Irrigation Tool TypeEmergency Shutoff ToolMaterialMetal
Pack Size1Returnable90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyNone

Questions & Answers

Q:Why does this have a CA prop 65 warning on it?
by|Nov 7, 2021
1 Answer
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A:  Orbit products made of brass have a trace amount of lead as a by-product of manufacturing. Orbit products are designed to be safe and exceed all Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements. California has a state-specific law that requires a warning whenever any amount of lead is present. Orbit's policy is to comply with the law.

by|May 9, 2023
    Q:how long is the tool
    by|Sep 30, 2020
    1 Answer
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    A:  This tool is about 14 1/2 Inches.

    by|Nov 23, 2021
      Q:What is the back (left on picture above) thing used gor?
      by|Apr 7, 2020
      3 Answers
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      A:  Various meter box locking lids used a slot, or in this case a not-so-straight key slot to lock the lid; many today just use the not-so-even five-sided bolt to lock the lids. When all else fails to turn the water off to a house, most jump to the meter; some home's yard watering systems tap the line between the meter and the house, so secure the home does nothing for the yard watering manifold.

      by|Sep 13, 2020
        1 found this answer helpful

        A:  Water meter key

        by|Apr 8, 2020

          A:  Hi Girtz. Thank you for your question. Although not shown or explained on the sites picture, the key like piece is used to up your water main cover. There is usually an inch-long oblong hole at the base or top of the cover. You would insert the “key”, turn the handle 90 degrees and lift the cover up. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Rick_HD_OC

          by|Mar 24, 2023
          4 found this answer helpful
          Q:What is the torque pressure in poundage?
          by|Sep 7, 2019
          2 Answers
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          A:  No Torque Pressure~In Poundage Needed>>Your Own Hands Are Enough,To Turn>ALL Gas& Water Valves ~Around Your Home Only!!

          by|Sep 8, 2019

            A:  Torque pressure in pounds, or newtons, is measured when tightening a nut or bolt; usually enough to keep the nut or bolt from coming undone and stopping before either breaks or sheers. This tool does not measure torque. Most Gas and Water line valves are 90-degree turns; usually the valve's stem is parallel to the line if open, across the line if closed (think of it as a gate), and is usually (if well maintained) as easy to turn as most bathroom door knobs. If you're asking about required tightness of a water, gas or other type of valve (beyond the above) you need to refer to that particular valve's manufacturer. If you're asking what the breaking strength of this tool is, go to the manufacturer's website; hint: if you broke this wrench trying to close a valve, either the valve is broken or already closed.

            by|Sep 23, 2023
              1 found this answer helpful
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              Customer Reviews

              3.7 out of 5
              • 3.7
                out of 88 reviews
              • 39% recommend this product
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              broke into 3 pieces the first time I used it.
              Just as the title says. This piece of junk snapped into 3 pieces the first time I tested it. Glad I wasn't in a post earthquake emergency.
                Breaks with torque needed to turn gas shutoff valve
                I purchased this at Home Depot. I finally tried using it it for the first time to shut off gas and it broke! Either cheap metal or bad batch? Past return window so wasted money. Due to this I do not recommend it.
                  3 found this review helpful
                  Item is made of cheap pot metal and broke when I used it to open a stuck valve. Not worth the money.
                  Item is made of cheap pot metal and broke when I used it to open a stuck valve. Not worth the money.
                  Response from OrbitIrrigationMar 7, 2018
                  Thank you for the feedback. Please feel free to contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156, and we'd be happy to do all we can to help. OrbitIrrigation
                  • Verified Purchase
                  13 found this review helpful
                  Very useful tool to have
                    Reasonably priced ,does the job.
                      As advertised. Works great
                      • Verified Purchase
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                      Very disappointed
                      I have had this stored for emergency for over 18 months. I had an urgent issue with a small gas leak at my meter so I grabbed this wrench and it snapped in two. I wont repeat what the SoCal Gas tech called it. He told me to just invest in a decent wrench. Buy a 12" adjustable wrench and call it done. It's a few bucks more but it will actually work in an emergency.
                      Response from OrbitIrrigationMay 9, 2023
                      Hey there, I'm sorry that you were not satisfied with this emergency shutoff tool. Our Orbit support team is happy to help when you run into issues with the longevity of our products. We can be reached by phone at (800) 488-6156 or online at support.orbitonline.com. Have a great rest of your day. OrbitIrrigation
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                        Wanted as an emergency ability to turn off the water...
                        Wanted as an emergency ability to turn off the water from the main. Verified it fits the WSSC cover nut so it is now in my tool chest awaiting an emergency. Just in case....
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